Peer Assistance Services, Inc. is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to provide no-cost training and technical assistance for Colorado Medicaid providers on screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT).

SBIRT is an effective preventive health service to identify, reduce and prevent problematic substance use. The Medicaid project goals are to increase the statewide adoption of SBIRT to help prevent substance use disorder; to detect risky use and offer support; and to refer patients who need it to substance use treatment.

Since 2006, Peer Assistance Services has offered SBIRT trainings for health professionals throughout the state through SBIRT Colorado, an initiative funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and administered by the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health.

With additional support from HCPF, Peer Assistance Services is able to offer more statewide trainings for health professionals who provide care for patients enrolled in Medicaid. Learn more here.

Training available for:




licensed clinical social workers

licensed professional counselors

licensed marriage and family therapists

nurse practitioners

physician assistants

registered nurses

licensed practical nurses

physical therapists

occupational therapists



registered dietitians

medical assistants

health educator

community health worker

and more!